Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Colorado

Precipitation Rankings, May 1948

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1948
1-Month
1.74"
(44.20mm)
2.02"
(51.31mm)
-0.28"
(-7.11mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 1945 1974
76th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2015
Apr–May 1948
2-Month
3.14"
(79.76mm)
3.86"
(98.04mm)
-0.72"
(-18.28mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 1939 2002
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1957
Mar–May 1948
3-Month
5.32"
(135.13mm)
5.37"
(136.40mm)
-0.05"
(-1.27mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 1943 2002
57th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1957
Feb–May 1948
4-Month
7.17"
(182.12mm)
6.46"
(164.08mm)
0.71"
(18.04mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 1947 2002
29th Wettest Wettest since: 1944 1905
Jan–May 1948
5-Month
8.64"
(219.46mm)
7.52"
(191.01mm)
1.12"
(28.45mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 1947 2002
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1944 1957
Dec 1947–May 1948
6-Month
9.84"
(249.94mm)
8.60"
(218.44mm)
1.24"
(31.50mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 1947 2002
26th Wettest Wettest since: 1944 1957
Nov 1947–May 1948
7-Month
10.78"
(273.81mm)
9.66"
(245.36mm)
1.12"
(28.45mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 1946 2002
31st Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1957
Oct 1947–May 1948
8-Month
12.94"
(328.68mm)
11.00"
(279.40mm)
1.94"
(49.28mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 1946 2002
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1995
Ties: 2016
Sep 1947–May 1948
9-Month
14.06"
(357.12mm)
12.43"
(315.72mm)
1.63"
(41.40mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 1947 2002
27th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 1942
Aug 1947–May 1948
10-Month
16.50"
(419.10mm)
14.44"
(366.78mm)
2.06"
(52.32mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 1946 2002
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1942
Jul 1947–May 1948
11-Month
18.28"
(464.31mm)
16.54"
(420.12mm)
1.74"
(44.19mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 1946 2002
29th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1942
Ties: 1928
Jun 1947–May 1948
12-Month
21.09"
(535.69mm)
18.08"
(459.23mm)
3.01"
(76.46mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1947 2002
17th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 1942
Dec 1946–May 1948
18-Month
29.55"
(750.57mm)
26.70"
(678.18mm)
2.85"
(72.39mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1947 2013
20th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 1942
Jun 1946–May 1948
24-Month
40.72"
(1,034.29mm)
36.18"
(918.97mm)
4.54"
(115.32mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1947 1902
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1943 1942
Jun 1945–May 1948
36-Month
58.31"
(1,481.07mm)
54.21"
(1,376.93mm)
4.10"
(104.14mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 1947 2004
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1944 1943
Jun 1944–May 1948
48-Month
74.15"
(1,883.41mm)
72.23"
(1,834.64mm)
1.92"
(48.77mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 1947 1956
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 1944
Jun 1943–May 1948
60-Month
93.88"
(2,384.55mm)
90.24"
(2,292.10mm)
3.64"
(92.45mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1947 1936
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 1987

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published October 2019, retrieved on October 16, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/